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 Not quite finished

1    6/7/2010   6/10/2010
Review By: Jermy
Played: 60  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 7.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Located in a VERY nice/ large public park
- Good use of terrain on many holes
- Facilities (Bathroom / fountains / trashcans)
- Most of the course has concrete tpads
- Hole that have signs are well done
Cons: -Course isn't quite finished yet
- The holes in the woods from hole 2 aren't marked, natural tpads, very unforgiving, no signs
- Several spots on the back nine are difficult to find the next hole
Hole 12 on can be difficult to find.
- Some places can be crowded with park goers
Other Thoughts: Heard good things about this park prior to coming up, but was a little dissappointed after seeing it. Hole 1 was almost impossible to find without asking people, and that kind of set the tone for the rest of the round. Hole 2 through 6(I believe) have litterally been cut out of the woods and is just not quite finished yet. Little plastic markers are used to mark the tee off, can be hard to find. One was actually crushed up, and on asking where to play from we were told it starts at the "crushed up white plastic". I don't want to come off as harsh though, because it's evident that some people put a TON of time into those hole, and mad props for that. Will be cool to see when they get it finished, as there ARE some interesting holes back there. The undergrowth is really thick and can be frustrating if you happen to grip lock or whatever.
Aside from those holes the park is generally wide open with plenty of interesting shots. There is little risk/ reward though, most are pretty straightforward.
My biggest complaint about the course is on the back nine several of the holes can be extremely difficult to find. We were literally looking at the grass and arguing if it had been trampled or not, I felt like I was on Lost tracking somebody.
For people going to the park for the first time, when you run into the massive playground you have to go all the way around it for the last hole, I think its hole 16/17...
I look forward to checkin this park out again some time in the future, its definitely got some potential!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 home course

5+    4/27/2010   4/28/2010
Review By: duckkiller73
Played: 13  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 12.5 Years
This review was updated on 6/6/2011
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a very fun course. Great play areas for the kids. Covers the whole park. Baskets are in great condition and are pier style baskets. Very little chance of hitting the river, but the course does run along it. Very PRETTY set up. Most alternate baskets are in. Nearly a different course when shooting at the alternate pin placements. Very few shots are the same.
Cons: Only a few left handed shots, but when the alternate hole locations are in that should add more of them. trash left on a lot of tee areas. Some of the shots that are the same with the alternate pin location just changed distances, but there wasn't a whole lot to work with. Still need signs in a few places showing where the next tee station is!
Other Thoughts: All tee's are in as of July '10. The signs should be in within the next week or two. trash cans are put out by the local disc golf club now. i play there quite often and i don't have a big problem with non throwing people on the course. There is a lot of things for people to do that keeps them out of the way of dg'ers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Coming Along

5+    4/12/2010   4/12/2010
Review By: discpicable
Played: 11  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 9.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Creative use of the space at Matter Park. 5 holes in the woods and most of the rest through mature growth in the park. Plenty of birdie opportunities but also some chances to just go for the long bomb.
Cons: The biggest con is that this park gets a lot of use from the public. There's been many occasions where I've had to skip holes due to this. Usually it's hole 17 which is often used for baseball or soccer practice. Also, there are ZERO trash cans. That's due to the park not wanting trash on the ground. Try and wrap your head around that.
Other Thoughts: I love this course. But it's not finished yet. 6 holes still have neither pads nor signs. But don't let that stop you from playing it now. It's definitely worth your time. When it finally is finished, I'll be giving this a higher rating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Fun New Course

1    3/14/2010   4/9/2010
Review By: indydiscgolfer
Played: 95  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 39.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course has a wide variety of shots with mostly wooded holes on the front nine and mostly open on the back nine. Wooded holes are not overly technical but a couple have tricky greens. Hole #11 is a very beautiful longer hole that plays as a hard 3. Very fun.
Cons: A couple of the wooded holes are a bit short and allow "cheater shots" that don't use the actual fairway. Park was somewhat flooded after some heavy rains.
Other Thoughts: A great course for beginners and intermediate skilled players as well. Not overly challenging for more advanced players but still fun to play. Definately worth the trip. My rating assumes that the rest of the tee pads and tee signs will be installed soon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


2-4    3/11/2010   3/18/2010
Review By: Chaincrowder
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 13.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: GREAT variety of shots! Some long, some short, open, wooded. Little elevation change, but all in all pretty good use of the park i think. For the other mom and dad disc golfers, HUGE jungle gym for the kiddies!! Love the Al Pier baskets!! Lots of birdies for pros and beginners.
Cons: Actually the same as one of the +'s would be the big playground. Park could get busy. Could definitely use tee pads back in the woods!
Other Thoughts: Really enjoyed this course! Cant wait to get back down there to play it again!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Looking Good

5+    9/25/2011   2/14/2010
Review By: chuckdisc
Played: 37  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 8.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/25/2011
3 Helpful / 1 Not
- Good use of the whole park for the course
- Baskets are new
- They now have Alt. basket loctions for all 18 holes
- A practice basket
- Many different holes. A mix of long and short holes, up and down hill shots,
and wooded and open shots.
- There is a small creek on hole 10 but nothing to were about only a foot deep. That basket sits on a hill.
- A cement tee pad at every hole now
- Tee sign at every hole with distance, par and O.B. marked on them.
- There are some orange arrows with black # on a few trees by some of the baskets to show you to the next hole. - Bathrooms
- Long distance in between holes 12 to 13, and also holes 16 to 17
- Wooded holes are muddy when wet
- Alot of people walking around the course a times.
Other Thoughts: You start out with 5 holes in the woods and then come out to more open holes. The park is kept very nice and clean and it's always free to play. In the the summer they have 2 snack shops. which is nice for relaxing in between games. In the Fall they take down 4 baskets for christmas lights display. The course is still new. I expect more improvements this summer.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.


2-4    5/19/2012   9/7/2009
Review By: HuntingtonHyzer
Played: 18  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 5/19/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice use of the land available. Some holes wooded and some open. Nice mix of open distance shots along with short object riddled shots. There was a snack bar between 16 and 18 where you could get a drink and food before playing another round. Practice basket. Grass has always been maintained when I have played.
Cons: Seemed to be alot of people wandering through the fairways, but that is to be expected in a really well used park. Some of the wooded holes have thick undergrowth/poison ivy.
Other Thoughts: First time playing this course in two years. It has came a long way. There was a tournament getting ready to start the day I played, and the club had discs for sale and everyone seemed really friendly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Not ready yet

1    8/29/2009   8/29/2009
Review By: numbernine
Played: 72  Reviewed: 48  Exp: 8.4 Years
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: The baskets were new. The holes that did have pads were easier to navigate.
Cons: There is no map anywhere on the course. There isn't any logical progression from hole to hole.
There isn't any indication about where you are headed or where the next hole might be. because of this, I missed one hole all together, and then played to the wrong basket on two of the holes.
Many of the holes have no pads. The ones that do, still have the wooden stakes in the way.
Many of the holes run right through picnic areas, picnic shelters and walking paths. Very dangerous for the pedestrians!
Other Thoughts: Quite frankly, this course isn't ready to be played yet. 17 is a very pretty hole, as are some of the others, but the lack of pretty much everything makes it hard to ply and enjoy.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.


1    8/2/2009   8/3/2009
Review By: Matthew boals
Played: 216  Reviewed: 54  Exp: 23.6 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good use of woods,hills.Holes in the woods getting worked on. Baskets are made by Allen pier,believe. Time not wasted if only course playing,get a few rounds in.
Cons: Played with local on 8/2. Not all tee signs or concrete pads installed.long walk between, I believe 16 to 17 and 17 to 18.
Other Thoughts: After talking to Allen,a park employee that put this course in,by the end of Aug. They should have all the tee pads and tee signs in.hole 1 and 2 may have use issues if a tennis tourney is happening

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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